“Chirped” Van der Pol oscillator

Baruch Meerson, Guy I. Shinar

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A frequency “chirp” can destroy the limit cycle of the Van der Pol oscillator. Simple criteria for the preservation of the limit cycle despite the chirp are found analytically and verified numerically in the cases of a weak and strong nonlinearity.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)256-258
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997


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